…As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women and men speaking out about sexual abuse at the hands of leaders in power and we are outraged.
Seekers Church continues to support many missions and ministries in the United States and other countries. The amount budgeted for international giving this year approaches 20% of what we expect to receive in offerings over the course of the year. Once our budget for the year was approved, and the overall amount available for international giving had been determined by the Stewards of Seekers Church, all Seekers were invited to request support for missions or ministries where they are personally involved.
After worship on February 19th the community met to determine how our international giving will be distributed. At that community meeting we affirmed support for 13 international missions and ministries:
Othandweni Day Care and Guest House – South Africa
The recipient organizations of our domestic giving vary somewhat from year to year. The general rule is that one or more Seekers are personally involved in these organizations in some way. Recipients are chosen by consensus during an open meeting of the congregation at the start of every year.
Domestic Giving 2022
Seekers Church donates generously to missions and ministries within the United States, with an amount this year that equals a bit over 22% of expected offerings for the year. The community has agreed to several conditions to ensure that our giving is connected to and reinforces our personal efforts and passions.…
In March 2022 the Stewards of Seekers Church affirmed a commitment as “partner community” with CreatureKind, the nonprofit group that advocates for awareness about Christian obligations to farmed animals. The complete partnership statement can be found here.…
The Winter edition of “CALLINGS in Church of the Saviour” is available online and in print. (Click here for the printable copy.) Here is an overview from the Editor’s Corner:
In this issue, you will find calls to action, to help preserve the quiet of our treasured land at Dayspring. and work with Faith and Money Network as they work with Hope Credit Union to help dismantle racism while empowering communities to build wealth. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Faith and Money Network, this “Callings” dedicates more space than usual to the evolution of what started as the Ministry of Money at Wellspring.…
Since last spring, Seekers have been witnessing weekly for Black Lives Matter in front of Seekers Church, accompanied by a musical background of stirring peace and justice songs. It is a wonderful opportunity to show up for racial justice and experience unity as passing drivers and pedestrians of all races and ethnicities wave and raise fists. Cars honk, bicyclists ring their little bike bells, pedestrians thank us, and sometimes passers-by ask for a sign and join in. During the summer you’ll see us standing there from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Fridays. Feel free to join us—we have signs for anyone who needs one.…